The image shows the ChellyWood doll with a humorous face. Her tongue is sticking out, and she wears a huge smile. There's a dialog bubble above her head that says L O L with an exclamation point.

Announcement: Chelly Wood will now begin affiliate marketing, and here’s why… #FreeThings #FreeStuff

Last summer, when I discovered that this website had reached its limit of how many patterns could be loaded onto a free WordPress site, I was shocked and discouraged. I’d grown to love this website! I had built it, together with my daughters, to be a sort of “journal” of my doll craft experiences, but it grew to be so much more! Income from this … Continue reading Announcement: Chelly Wood will now begin affiliate marketing, and here’s why… #FreeThings #FreeStuff

The image shows a Wellie Wisher doll lifting the skirt of her gingham dress to show her pretty lace-trimmed bloomers and a pair of Victorian boots with tiny buttons. The overlay says, "Victorian bloomers with free pattern" and offers the website, ChellyWood.com

Sew a pair of Victorian-style bloomers (undergarments) for 15-inch dolls with today’s free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #VictorianEra #DollClothes

Scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free PDF sewing patterns. Today’s tutorial shows you how to make a pair of cute little bloomers with lace edging, which should fit a number of different dolls in the 13-inch to 18-inch doll size range. *For the 18-inch dolls, you’ll notice that these bloomers do not fit the American Girl 18-inch dolls, but they … Continue reading Sew a pair of Victorian-style bloomers (undergarments) for 15-inch dolls with today’s free pattern @ ChellyWood.com #VictorianEra #DollClothes

The image shows Mattel's Curvy Barbie modeling a hand-made shirt with cloth-covered tiny buttons. Each button is encompassed by a floss loop, all hand-made by the seamstress who blogs here, at ChellyWood.com.

What can you do with mismatched miniature buttons? Try this trick…

Today I’m sharing an older tutorial for making a Curvy Barbie crop top with embroidery floss fringe. Back when I made this video, I used to film on the kitchen table, so you can actually hear my kids and husband in the background. (Sorry about the noise…) But there’s a gem at the end of this tutorial… I show you how to take a pile … Continue reading What can you do with mismatched miniature buttons? Try this trick…

The image shows a Curvy Barbie walking in a garden. She wears handmade high-waisted shorts and a handmade crop top. The purple floral cotton fabric of her shirt and shorts contrasts against the green background of the garden. The overlay reminds you to visit ChellyWood.com for your free printable PDF sewing patterns for making this adorable summer outfit for Curvy Barbie dolls and similar sized dolls.

Sew a pretty summer outfit for Curvy Barbie w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Curvy #DollClothes

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. I’ve had these patterns available in JPG form on this website since 2014, but it’s time to switch these popular patterns to a PDF format for easier download. *You need to be aware that the list of dolls who “fit” these doll clothes patterns isn’t exactly right. Curvy Barbie … Continue reading Sew a pretty summer outfit for Curvy Barbie w/free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #Curvy #DollClothes

Doll Photography Tip #9: Set up a Studio for Photographing Your Dolls #DollCollector #CraftRoom

Indoor photography can be a real hassle when you have to set up the kitchen table for a photo shoot right after breakfast, hurry though your photos, and then take the kitchen-table-studio apart again in time for serving lunch or dinner. In 2015, I moved all my doll photography stuff out to the kids’ playhouse. They were in junior high and high school, and they … Continue reading Doll Photography Tip #9: Set up a Studio for Photographing Your Dolls #DollCollector #CraftRoom

Please visit ChellyWood.com for ideas on how to make money sewing and selling crafts. Today's topic is about how to save money by using second-hand clothing as a fabric source for sell-able fabric crafts.

Save money by recycling second-hand clothing for sewing doll clothes! #MoneyMaker #Sewing

Did you know recycling old clothes is good for the environment? And in case you didn’t know, third world countries, where garments and textiles are often made, have the least amount of funding for pollution prevention and clean-up. This leads to air pollution, rain forest depletion, and damage to drinking water and other essential resources. If you’d like to learn more about this issue, please … Continue reading Save money by recycling second-hand clothing for sewing doll clothes! #MoneyMaker #Sewing

The image shows a fashion doll holding a handmade purse. The purse is made of cotton fabric with a simple ribbon as its purse strap. The overlay says, "easy doll purse D I Y project." Would you like to make this super simple purse for your fashion dolls? It fits lots of dolls in sizes ranging from eight inches tall to 12 inches tall (20 centimeters to 30 and a half centimeters tall). Click on the link in the caption if you'd like to watch the video that shows you how to make this super easy doll's purse for beginners.

Sew an easy tiny doll purse — no pattern needed! Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com #Miniatures #AprilFoolsDay

I made this purse in February, but I never got this video posted in time to accompany my other Valentine’s Day doll clothes projects. So I decided to have fun with the creation of this video by adding the purse to dolls wearing clothing from various holidays. Can you name all the holidays featured in this video? Feel free to add your guesses in the … Continue reading Sew an easy tiny doll purse — no pattern needed! Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com #Miniatures #AprilFoolsDay

The image shows a printer that has paper in the back. A pattern for making a doll's handkerchief head covering is being printed at the front of the printer. The wording on theis youtube video's header says, "How to Print Patterns" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com (a website that offers free, printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes and other craft items).

How to Print Sewing Patterns for Dolls’ Clothes Online @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #DollClothes

I occassionally get emails from fans and followers who are having trouble printing their free sewing patterns from my website. Of course, everyone’s printer and device is different, so it’s impossible to solve all printing problems in one quick tutorial. However these two tutorials are available on my site on the Home page (the main gallery), right at the top of the page. And these … Continue reading How to Print Sewing Patterns for Dolls’ Clothes Online @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #DollClothes

Image shows Mattel's Made-to-Move Barbie wearing a wedding dress (handmade with one-shoulder style), Mattel's Tall Barbie wearing a maid of honor gown, Mattel's made-to-move Barbie dolls wearing prom style dresses, and Mattel's Stacie doll wearing a flower girl's A-line dress. All of the dresses were designed and hand-sewn by Chelly Wood, and patterns are available at ChellyWood.com (free and printable sewing patterns for making all wedding, prom, and quinceanera dresses shown in the image). The dolls are seated and standing in an elegant 1:6 scale diorama, displaying their dresses in lovely pinks and whites. The furniture in the diorama is made of wicker. There is a gold-framed classical painting on the wall behind them. In the center of the room, the wicker table holds a porcelain tea set in 1:6 scale. The dolls look at the camera expectantly, and they are elegantly posed as if for wedding photography.

Taking Care of Your Handmade Doll Clothes @ ChellyWood.com #HelpfulTips for #DollCollectors

Today’s blog post on “taking care of your handmade doll clothes” is actually a re-post of an article I wrote a little over a year ago. However, this topic is one I seem to get questions about, so maybe, while I’m on vacation, it’s a good time to revisit it… Nobody likes to see a naked doll laying around, but did you know that leaving … Continue reading Taking Care of Your Handmade Doll Clothes @ ChellyWood.com #HelpfulTips for #DollCollectors

Visit ChellyWood.com for free, printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a Liv Doll acting as photographer, taking photos of a Tonner doll in a professional photo studio. Overlay says, "Doll Photo TIP #8 Light and Shadows" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com

Doll Photography Tip #8: Light and Shadows #Photography #Tutorials

We’ve all taken them: the photo that’s too dark or too bright. This video tutorial suggests ways to counteract problems with light and shadows. However, if you want to know more about how to adjust your DSLR camera and its ISO, aperture settings, etc., the place to look is Chelsea and Tony Northrup’s book, Stunning Digital Photography. I learned everything I know about my camera … Continue reading Doll Photography Tip #8: Light and Shadows #Photography #Tutorials

The image shows a Draculaura Monster High doll wearing a handmade crop top in purple cotton with tiny white polka dots over a pair of blue jeans. She stands in front of a turquoise blue background. The doll stands facing left of the camera with her left hand on her hip and her right hand slightly extended. Her left knee is bent. The watermark reminds you to visit ChellyWood.com for free printable PDF sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Free crop top and jeans patterns fit Monster High or Ever After High dolls @ ChellyWood.com #Crafting w/ #Dolls

For your free patterns and links to the tutorials, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today I’m sharing the patterns and tutorials for making a pair of jeans and a crop top that will fit Monster High or Ever After High dolls. After you download the free PDF sewing pattern for the jeans, use the “tapered leg” jeans pattern for this project. … Continue reading Free crop top and jeans patterns fit Monster High or Ever After High dolls @ ChellyWood.com #Crafting w/ #Dolls

This image shows Monster High Draculaura modeling a handmade summer crop top. she stands in front of a turquoise backdrop, and beside her are the following words: crop top for Ever After High ( E A H ) or Monster High ( M H ) dolls with patterns," and the URL ChellyWood.com is provided. The doll's crop top is sleeveless with a slight scoop neck, and the fabric used is purple with tiny white polka dots. This purple fabric contrasts sharply with Draculaura's pale pink skin and the turquoise background behind her. Please visit ChellyWood.com for all your free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Sew a Crop Top for MH/EAH Dolls w/FREE Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #MonsterHigh #EverAfterHigh

Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. Last week I gave you the free patterns and tutorial video for making a pair of jeans for your Monster High or Ever After High dolls. This week I’m giving you the free patterns and tutorial video for making the crop … Continue reading Sew a Crop Top for MH/EAH Dolls w/FREE Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #MonsterHigh #EverAfterHigh